Sentence Examples


  • In these works he attacked the existing theories of externality which to the unphilosophical mind is proved by visual evidence.
  • As cause of our sensations and ground of our belief in externality, he substituted for an unintelligible material substance an equally unintelligible operation of divine power.
  • It was evident that a similar analysis might have been applied to tactual consciousness which does not give externality in its deepest significance any more than the visual; but with deliberate purpose Berkeley at first drew out only one side of his argument.
  • This externality of religious truth to the mind is fundamental in scholasticism, while the opposite view is equally fundamental in mysticism.
  • After explaining that he will use the term "external world" in the sense of absolute, self-existent, independent matter, he attempts in the first part to prove that the visible world is not external, by showing - first, that the seeming externality of a visible object is no proof of real externality, and second, that a visible object, as such, is not external.